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This production began performances on 5th April and closed on 3rd May 2015.

Possibly the best 'Ghosts' you’ll ever see

The New York Times

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving’s dissolute life.

Lesley Manville is a revelation. Richard Eyre's dynamic production has an edge-of-the-seat momentum

The New York Post

The Almeida Theatre’s five-star production of Ibsen’s GHOSTS adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, transferred to BAM, New York in April 2015.

Uncouth family relations. Malicious infections. Upended Victorian mores. Considered shockingly indecent when it premiered in 1882, Ghosts is given chilling new life in this production, which originated at the Almeida Theatre and was transferred to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions. Lesley Manville (Grief, National Theatre; Mike Leigh films, including Another Year and Topsy-Turvy) gives an Olivier Award-winning performance leading the cast in director Richard Eyre’s (The Crucible, Broadway; The Invention of Love, National Theatre; Carmen and Le Nozze di Figaro, Metropolitan Opera) multi-award-winning adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions present “GHOSTS”.

Director Richard Eyre provides an altogether gripping production. Lesley Manville is simply not to be missed

The Huffington Post



BILLY HOWLE – Oswald Alving

WILL KEEN – Pastor Manders

BRIAN MCCARDIE – Jacob Engstrand

CHARLENE MCKENNA – Regina Engstrand


Adapted and Directed by RICHARD EYRE   

TIM HATLEY – Designer

PETER MUMFORD – Lighting Designer

JOHN LEONARD – Sound Designer


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